Top Ten Metal Songs that Will Get You Into the Artists

Some of these are their most popular/user-favorite songs, while others aren't. Here are ten songs I found that will get you to enjoy the artists, that some you may have heard of, and others probably not.

The Top Ten

1 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth

Amon Amarth riffs are amazing - one of the best bands for riffs. - Metal_Treasure

2 Cast Down the Heretic - Nile

In case you need something extreme, heavy, fast, brutal and technical... - Metal_Treasure

3 Nailed to the Wheel - Edguy

I guess the impressive vocals of Tobias Sammet reminding of Bruce Dickinson and the energy of this song can get the attention of a metal fan. - Metal_Treasure

4 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

This song is a world of epicness and perfectionism that makes many metal bands look like dilettantes. - Metal_Treasure

5 Painkiller - Judas Priest

Actually breaking the law got me into Judas Priest - zxm

To be honest, if I hadnt've heard of this song, I probably wouldn't care about this band to this day.

6 Strike - Primal Fear
7 Blacklist - Exodus

One of my favorite metal songs of all time, and not only it got me into the band, but it got me into thrash metal bands outside the Big Four. This is a must-listen to.

8 Rainbow In the Dark - Dio

Yes, Holy Diver is his signature song from his solo career but this song is awesome, too. I think Rainbow In the Dark is one of Dio's best vocal performances, if not the best. - Metal_Treasure

And the catchiest thing of this song was keyboards riff - zxm

Ok, so maybe its not Dio's best song, or nowhere even near the best, but it was good enough to get me into the band itself.

agreed - zxm

9 Dracula - Iced Earth
10 Elimination - Overkill

Maybe... if the riff wasn't a variation of Master Of Puppets by Metallica... - Metal_Treasure

Probably the first thrash metal song I've heard of not by the big four.

The Newcomers

? Alison Hell - Annihilator

The Contenders

11 Bleed - Meshuggah
12 Symptom of the Universe - Black Sabbath

This seems to be one of my favorite Black Sabbath songs, and it got me into this band.

13 Metal and Mayhem - Nihilist

Nihilist seems to be probably one of the most underrated metal bands of all time, and this is a really great thrash metal song. I first heard of this song when playing a game called Skate 3. It seems that the people who made that game and selected the songs, must have a great taste in music. That was also the game where I first heard of the power metal band "Dream Evil".

14 Kill (Those Who Oppose Me) - Lost Society

Just play the song sample to hear the speed of this new thrash band. They were teens when released this song (2013). - Metal_Treasure

15 The Book of Heavy Metal - Dream Evil
16 Hall of the Mountain King - Savatage

I agree, this song is awesome - riff, vocals...everything. - Metal_Treasure

IN THE HALL... OF THE MOUNTAIN KING!

17 Heartwork - Carcass

All great picks! A lot of these songs helped get me into the artists! - Brobusky

18 Land of the Free - Gamma Ray
19 Crystal Mountain - Death

This song explains why Death is one of my favorite bands to this day.

20 One - Metallica
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